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Pro-government forces continue to bombard Hama’s northern countryside, injuring two civilians, after Turkey and Russia agree to establish a demilitarized zone[1] northern Syria between opposition and Syrian government forces with a dozen of observation points.       Mohammed Howaish, director of Hama Media Office, told STJ on October 1, 2018 that the Regime forces attacked Hama’s northern countryside 30 times during September 2018; as on the 20th of it, they hit the villages: Abu Raeid and Janabra with tank shells, Al-Zeyarah and Sirmaniyah with rocket launchers, Mansura with heavy artillery as...
      Several former volunteers in the Syrian (White Helmets) civil defense organization were arrested in Damascus countryside, according to witnesses.       Akram al-Hajj[1], a former media official of the “White Helmets” in Ad Dumayr city, said to STJ on September 26, 2018, that the security services in the city arrested the two former volunteers Mohammed Saad Abu al-Majd on September 21, 2018, and Hussein Talaa earlier the same month. The source added that the city's air intelligence service had taken all former White Helmets volunteers to investigate them, although they had signed...
Syrian regular forces and their allies stepped up an unprecedented offensive against the northern and western Hama countryside[1]; Morek, Kafr Nabudah, Latmeen, Zayzoun, Lahaya, al-Boyda, Tell Othman, Tell al-Sakher besides Kafr Zita and al-Lataminah, the most bombed, during September and August 2018, leaving dozens of civilian casualties and a significant material damage besides creating a climate of fear and constant watchfulness. Military escalation led to displacement waves towards refugee camps in northern Syria, as Kafr Zita town became almost empty of its 30,000 population specifically after the Russian Defense Ministry’s declaration, on August...